Rav Bergman at Kever of Rav Shach: Those Who Ascend the Har Habayis Are Provoking the Nations Against Us


rav-bergman[Photos below.] Today, Rav Meir Tzvi Bergman, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Rashbi and one of the senior members of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Degel Hatorah, visited the kever of his father-in-law, Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach zt”l, to mark his 13th yahrtzeit.

Rav Bergman delivered divrei hisorerus at the kever, addressing the issue of those who ascend the Har Habayis, in contravention of the p’sak of the gedolim that doing so is forbidden.

Morai verabbosai, the situation in Eretz Yisroel is a difficult one… We recently had a war on the inhabitants of the Holy Land and Hakadosh Boruch Hu performed miracles for us. But it wasn’t nisorer us. We didn’t do teshuvah. People trust themselves and said that it was because of the Iron Dome and the like. Now, Hakadosh Boruch Hu has sent us an intifada, Rachmana litzlan. How does one defend against it? We are in a state where people are rodef the Torah and bnei Torah, where people trample on Shabbos, and where recently passed laws will mix goyim into Klal Yisroel with fraudulent conversions.

“And recently there has been growing attention regarding going onto the Har Habayis. Besides the issur kareis, it provokes the nations of the world, and the consequences of this provocation can’t be quantified, When the Har Habayis was reacquired [by Israel], the rosh yeshiva zt”l (Rav Shach) foresaw what would happen and cried, “How many Jews will now go there and transgress issurei kerisos?’

“Everything transpiring is to inspire us to do teshuvah. Gevald! Do teshuvah!”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau/Photos: Bechadrei Chareidim}


  1. Sure Kahmeni wants to annihilate all Jews because of Jews davening on the Har Habyis in areas that were not part of the Bais Hamikdash according to all dayos.Kahmeni doesnt care which Jews daven there.He doesnt even care if he kills Arabs and Hareidim in order to complete his PLAN.We must daven to Hashem not to listen to our enemies and even not to some of our Friends

  2. And if we don’t ascend the Har Habayis they’ll find another excuse.
    Appeasement doesn’t work and if you give in to them they will demand more & more.